33rd Annual Home Brew Competition
February 19th & 20th, 2016

Raiders of the Lost Pantry


More information coming soon!  Please check back regularly as we finalize the competition plans!

How to Enter and/or Volunteer

 Entry registration & payment will be online again this year. Competition entry requirements and full information can be found on our Competition Entry Website. 

 Interested club members should contact   competition@kcbiermeisters.org NOW to start volunteering. 

You'll want to be a part of this one - we love taking care of our volunteers and have been amassing a metric ton of prizes. We will even have separate prizes for each BOS: beer, mead and cider! Entries are due February 5th. Entries are limited to 600 again this year.Raiders

We have some exciting things slated for this year:

  • Afternoon session on Saturday will be “Midwest Mead Panel”, where award winning professional and ameatur mead makers will answer just about any question you have. Mead sampling included. This is limited to volunteers only.

    • “Midwest Mead Gods” will include:

      • Susan Ruud, owner of Prairie Rose Meadery & 3-time AHA Gold Medal winner in Traditional Mead, BJCP Grand Master III & BJCP Mead judge

      • Al Boyce, BJCP Grand Master V, BJCP Mead judge & multi-award-winning mazer

      • Scot & Karen Schaar, BJCP Mead judges & multi-award-winning mazers


Banquet Information 

  • Banquet will be put together by Greg Macaleer, who gave us quite a tasty treat last year

    • Banquet speaker will be Chef Celina Tio! She is the winner of the James Beard Award Best Chef: Midwest and has been seen on several shows including Top Chef & The Next Iron Chef. She is also the chef/owner at an acclaimed restaurant here in KC: Julian as well as owning The Belfry, a craft beer bar/lounge in the Crossroads. She is also a Certified Cicerone. We are absolutely honored to have her.

    • Discounted banquet tickets for volunteers that travel >100 miles. Check the competition website later for more information and ticket purchasing.

    • Date / Time: February 20 6:00 PM
    • Where: Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO

Buy the 2016 Banquet Tickets Here





 KCBM Banquet Dinner Menu

& Beer Pairings

Cheese Course

Various cheese and fruit platter - Paired with  Caleb's Cinderblock spiced cider, 4 Hands Resurrected

Course 2

Chile - Locro de papa con pollo (cheesy corn and potato soup with chicken)
Paired with Crane Brewing Apricot Weiss

Venezuela - arepas, stewed black beans and cotija cheese and chives
(Flat bread resembling an English muffin with black beans, chives and cotija, cheese)
Paired with KC Bier Co Dunkel

Course 3

Brazil - pao de queijo, Linguiça calabresa, guasacaca, garlic aoli
(Parmesan roll, spicy sausage, guacamole and garlic aoli)
Paired with Boulevard The Calling

Argentina - chimichurri marinated flank steak skewers
(Parsley, oregano, garlic, onion, lime jc, red pepper, s+p)
Paired with Boulevard Tank 7

Dessert Course

Bolo de Aipim (Brazilian Cassava cupcake with coffee frosting).
Paired with Tallgrass Pub Ale

Mango Josephine
Paired with Crane Brewing Orange Gose





  • Giant raffle - we aren’t going to disappoint here. 

    • We are up to >$8,500 in prizes so far!


  • Judging gifts galore!

    • We love our volunteers and love taking care of you all - We can’t wait to show you what we have in store


  • Category 30 theme is “Raiders of the Lost Pantry”

    • Beers inspired/mimicking food stuffs, e.g. ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ or ‘Taco beer’

    • Special prize for Category 30


  • We are a stop on the High Plains and Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuits



Judging dates/times are:


    • Tuesday, 2/16, 7:15pm; KC Bier Co.

    • Wednesday, 2/17, 7:15pm; KC Bier Co.

    • Friday, 2/19, 3:00pm; Christ the King Catholic Church

    • Friday, 2/19, 7:15pm; Christ the King Catholic Church

    • Saturday, 2/20, 9:00am; Christ the King Catholic Church

    • Saturday, 2/20,12:15pm; Christ the King Catholic Church

    • Saturday, 2/20, 3:00pm; Christ the King Catholic Church (BOS judging)




Hotel Accomidations


 We have a block of rooms available at the Courtyard Kansas City South. 500 E 105th St. Kansas City, MO 64131

Guests may call 816-941-3333 or 800-321-2211 and reference the Kansas City Bier Meister Competition at the Courtyard Kansas City South to make reservations at the group rate.  Online reservations can be done at: Book your group rate for Kansas City Bier Meister Competition


 Just a reminder, the cut-off date for the block is January 29, 2016. Please make your reservations prior to this date. At that time, any remaining rooms in the block will be released for general sale and additional reservations will no longer be available at your discounted rate.


Volunteers will be provided with free meals for all sessions - that’s how much we love ya! We will also have lots of great homebrew and commercial beer on tap during the Friday & Saturday sessions. We hope to see you there.

Please direct questions to our competition coordinator, Blake Burns, at  competition@kcbiermeisters.org.


Competition Details

Awards for 2015 BCJP recognized categroies of beer, mead, and cider
The entry fee is  $8 per entry
TWO (2) 12oz brown or green crown capped bottles.